"I've never been caught," Bundy says. "I'm never that obvious. I'll maybe stop, catch a few minutes of 'Sex and the City,' and move on."
Bundy traces her condition back two years, when she first moved to Los Angeles from Texas where her 33 inches did her proud. Back in the Lone Star State, she insists, "nobody else had big TVs."
Other victims betray their condition through their wallets. Take John McGann, who told his wife last year he would only move the family from Venice Beach if he could have a pool and a 57-inch TV.
Turns out, he paid more for that TV--$10,500--than he did to furnish the new home--$7,000. And guess which item arrived at the house first? "I had this massive TV, and there was not a stick of furniture in the new house," says McGann, a real-estate appraiser who moved to Westchester in November.